Column: Judge’s ruling on his hometown: He loves it

Judge Robert Dukes outside Pomona Superior Court in Pomona on Monday, December 3, 2018. Judge Dukes retired in November after 31 years on the bench in Pomona. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

I’ve known Robert Dukes mostly to say hello to, but I sat down with the newly retired Pomona Superior Court judge to talk about one of my favorite topics and his: the old days. That’s my Wednesday column.

 

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Column: Pomona happily accepts return of Buffums’ murals

Longtime residents still talk about the beauty of the Palomares dining room in downtown Pomona’s Buffums’ department store, which closed in 1991. Contributing to that beauty were two murals by the Millard Sheets Studio. They were sold to the highest bidder when the store closed, along with other fixtures. But they’ve been bought by the Tessier family, who own the Fox Theater and other properties downtown, and will be on display starting Saturday. Read more, and see photos, in my Friday column.

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